Monday, May 13, 2013

Back on the Wagon...

OK, confession time...I fell off the wagon about 6 months ago. It is way past time for me to put my "big-girl-panties" back on and climb back on board. But...I HATE THE DIET WAGON!!! What I LOVE are breads, desserts, wine (but not whining), and chocolate. Wait, were you thinking I was talking about that other wagon...the one where you have to go to meetings? Oh good-grief, you know I'm not going to go to meetings, besides, vodka has no carbs...lucky me! Anyway, its time to get back to the planned "weight-loss-lifestyle-change."

Have you noticed that the number of commercials for various weight-loss solutions is growing more quickly than the American butt and belly? Another confession, I've tried some of these programs at one time or another over the past several decades and I can tell you that they all work...for the short term. But, since I'm an expert weight gain/loss soon as I/you stop eating only their food, you get everything back that you lost and the lost pounds bring friends. Its like those people who claim to be "social drinkers." The pounds like being around other pounds so they just create huge "pound parties" where they encourage bringing "pound friends."

So, I'm putting myself back on the wagon. I have found, after a lifetime of battling this weight-war, that I have the most consistent, (though slower with each passing year), weight loss success by drastically reducing the carbs from my diet, drinking lots of water, and exercising. Now, go back to the top of this post, see the part about my love for breads and desserts...guess what they have in common...yep, carbs. So, they are out. The good news, for me, is that if I can get through the next three weeks without "cheating," I've learned that the battle will be won. The war is ongoing and will be until I take my last breath so I have to be content to take the battles as they come.

As I reread this post, I realize it is devoid of my usual "pithy remarks and quirky commentary" but, THIS IS WAR and I'm getting my war-painted face on...

Wish me luck!


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